First Look at Riverside Cottage Isle of Wight

Riverside Cottage Newport Isle of Wight

Riverside Cottage is the newest Isle of Wight cottage in the Island Cottage Holidays family. This cottage was selected for its unique location, by the Cowes Estuary, and original interior, which preserves many period features.

Riverside Cottage Location

This historic cottage is located by the estuary which connects Newport with Cowes. This attractive water habitat is home to many species of birds and is popular with bird watchers. A cycle path and footpath follow the river and make it easy to walk into Cowes for dinner or to breath the sea air. – Cowes to Newport Cycle Track

Newport is at the heart of the Island and therefore is only a short drive from any beach or bay on the Island. The East coast of the Isle of Wight is especially easy to reach with a regular bus service and a direct cycle path along the old railway line.

The centre of Newport can be reached on foot within 10 minutes and here you will find an excellent range of shops, cafes and restaurants. The historic town has an impressive town hall and church. Around the church there is a beautiful courtyard with cafes opening onto it. This is a fantastic place to relax with a coffee or have breakfast.

Inside Riverside Cottage

This beautiful cottage has a traditional interior which preserve original features. However, it is not at the expense of comfort. Riverside Cottage sleeps six people in 3 bedrooms. There is a double, a triple bedroom and a single bedroom.

Find Out More About Riverside Cottage

To view the latest information about Riverside as well as find live availability, prices and online booking visit Riverside Cottage Newport Isle of Wight

Glass House Holiday Home Cowes Photos 2017

The Glass House in Cowes is a luxurious self catering holiday home with sea views and 4 beautiful bedrooms to sleep a family of 8  or 4 couples. This spacious and elegant property is perfect for enjoying Cowes and the beautiful views over the Solent. Sailing boats share the waters with international vessels which means there is always a fantastic view from the large windows or the sunny balcony or terrace.  The roof of The Glass House is a beautiful space for relaxing or looking out over the sea.

The new photos of The Glass House reflect updates and improvements made for the 2017 self catering holiday season. For more photos, a full description, prices and online booking and availability visit The Glass House Cowes Isle of Wight

2017 High Rising Isle of Wight Updates

High Rising self catering cottage at Gurnard is a seaside holiday home with views of the sea and within walking distance of Cowes.

This Scandinavian designed house is light and spacious with a wooden construction. The large windows look out over the Solent and into the lush garden. Open planned living spaces make for a wonderful, comfortable and welcoming environment.

High Rising has made a number of updates to maintain the excellent standards of this 5 Star self catering cottage and there are new photos to reflect some of the changes.

For all the new photos visit High Rising Gurnard Isle of Wight

Cowes Isle of Wight new photos

There are a selection of new photographs of Cowes Isle of Wight and the coast towards Gurnard along the North Coast.

Cowes is a popular sailing destination and there are boats of all shapes and sizes plying the waterway between the Island and the mainland. Boats entering the port of Southampton pass close to the Island and offer and splendid view. There is a long stretch of shingle beach running along the coast and some patches of sand.

A seaside promenade extends from the centre of Cowes and follows the coast all the way into Gurnard. The village of Gurnard enjoys a range of restaurants and there is a fantastic playground for children.

Here are some of the new photos of Cowes Isle of Wight.

New Look for The Barn Isle of Wight

The Barn has been redecorated with a new look. In particular the self catering cottage has an updated kitchen, newly decorated bedrooms and the front room has new sofas and furniture.

The Barn is located on the North East of the Isle of Wight in the village of Wootton. Wootton is near Cowes and is only a short drive from Ryde and the East coast beaches.

There are new photographs now online of The Barn and here is just a selection showing a bedroom, the kitchen and front room.
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September Cottage Guest Comments Isle of Wight

We always enjoy hearing feedback from guests and it helps us ensure quality and high standards. We also love hearing about your holiday and what you enjoyed most. Here are some of the latest comments from guests holidaying on the Isle of Wight in September.

For more guest comments and reviews click on a cottage and scroll to the guest comment section.

Therles Cottage – Brook, Isle of Wight

“Absolutely lovely property with a great garden so even after a long day walking my son could still run off his excess energy! Great that we didn’t have to use the car every day as so many walking options from the cottage. Would definitely recommend and return.” – Claire Cummins – 21 Sep 2015

Medham Farm Cottage – Cowes, Isle of Wight

“Fantastic return visit to first class property.” – Ruth Adby – 21 Sep 2015

Apple House – Totland Bay, Isle of Wight

“Lovely clean well located cottage.
” – Barry Butcher – 21 Sep 2015

Two Mead Cottage – Alverstone, Isle of Wight

“This was one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in and I would think a real asset in your portfolio. The owners were very welcoming and certainly enhanced our stay. We have not used your services before (and we have been staying annually on the IOW for at least the last 15 years) but this experience has convinced us to look at your site we next book a visit.” – Mike Bevis – 21 Sep 2015

Little Halt – Freshwater, Isle of Wight

“This is a lovely, spacious house in the quiet end of the island. There a 3 good beaches within easy reach and the town of Freshwater has everything we needed including an excellent bakery. The house is very comfortable, clean and well equipped. Definitely recommended for a family group.
” – Sandra Mooney – 21 Sep 2015

Isle of Wight Cottage Guest Cycling Comments

We love hearing about our guests holidays and all the activities enjoyed as part of their cottage holiday on the Isle of Wight. We have put together a little selection of comments from guest who talk about cycling on the Isle of Wight.

Hackney Stable Cottage

Hackney Stable Cottage Isle of Wight

“Wonderful holiday in a well equipped, pleasant and very interesting cottage. The children loved the play area and the lake and the proximity of Walks and cycle paths was a great advantage. We will certainly return.”.

One Mead Cottage Isle of Wight

One Mead Cottage Isle of Wight

“First family trip with 2 teenagers to the IoW, picked a gem to stay in. Top class-contemporary accommodation, extremely well equipped. Lovely rural setting with long cycle/walking routes a stones throw away. Great pub meals close by too! Owners always on hand. Will be back for sure.. ”

Paperbarn Cottage

Paperbarn Cottage Isle of Wight

“Great location with easy off road access to cycle path (Sandown to Cowes). Super pub – Pointers – a short walk away. Cottage had everything you could wish for and owners are friendly but unobtrusive.”

Moonfleet Cottage

Moonfleet Cottage Isle of Wight

“Lovely views, comfy size for two. Easy to get to by bike with a beautiful cycle ride from the ferry at Yarmouth.”

Indian Summer House Cottage

Indian Summer House Cottage Isle of Wight

“We really enjoyed our stay, the cottage is on its own in secluded woodland. Cowes is also a very nice town with good shops either side of the water. We hired bikes from the bike shop in Cowes midweek and really enjoyed a cycle around the estuary.”

We look forward to welcoming many more guests with their bikes this summer. For more information about Isle of Wight cottages for cyclists and Isle of Wight cycling information visit Cyclists Welcome Cottages Isle of Wight and Isle of Wight Cycling.

Isle of Wight and Purbeck Guest Reviews April

Holiday guests have been enjoying the wonderful Spring weather on the Isle of Wight and Purbeck. We love hearing about your holidays and welcomed the comments and reviews we received this April. To view the latest comments as they come in visit

Afflington Manor Lodge – Corfe Castle, Dorset

“We had a wonderful time. The cottage was clean, up-to-date, comfortable and private. Could not have been any better. ” – Mem Kontos – 16 Apr 2015

Afflington Manor Cottage – Corfe Castle, Dorset

“Afflington Manor Cottage was fantastic. We have had a lovely time here, with a week of glorious weather. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped, and perfectly located to enjoy all that Purbeck has to offer. ” – Ailish Oxenforth – 16 Apr 2015

The Granary – Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

“We had a wonderful time in the Isle of Wight. Our cottage surpassed all expectations, with lots of little touches which made it very comfortable,homely and relaxing. The granary cottage was beautiful and the owner was incredibly helpful. Island cottage holidays were also friendly and efficient. I highly recommend! ” – Jacqueline Gaskell – 17 Apr 2015

My Home on The Pond – Swanage, Dorset

“Lovely cottage in beautiful part of Swanage. Cottage very comfortable with easy parking and lovely garden. Few minutes walk from beach. Will book again! ” – Linda Davolls – 07 Apr 2015

Jasmine Cottage – Godshill, Isle of Wight

“lovely, comfortable, spotlessly clean cottage in an excellent location. very useful and thorough information about the cottage and local/island attractions etc provided by the owner. we had a lovely week and wouldnt hesitate to recommend jasmine cottage. top class. ” – Pj Kretzschmar – 07 Apr 2015

Honeypot Cottage – Corfe Castle, Dorset

“Beautiful property in a key location for exploring Corfe Castle and the Jurassic Coast. We’ve had a wonderful time and particularly enjoyed the rear access to Corfe Common and the play area situated there with that gorgeous view! ” – Tracy C Bright – 16 Apr 2015

Romany Cottage – Totland Bay, Isle of Wight

“Enjoyed this lovely cottage,our first stay at the west end of the Island. The nice welcome pack,and especially the Hot Cross Buns when we arrived on Good Friday. Slept well, very comfortable beds. Instant hot water when required. Much attention to detail has gone into this cottage.” – Roslyn Baker – 17 Apr 2015

Milk Parlour Cottage – Godshill, Isle of Wight

“Ideally located and immaculately presented, will defiantly be back. Fantastic choice. It has everything you need and more, will be recommending!” – Brooke Reeve – 17 Apr 2015

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Large Luxurious Holiday Homes Isle of Wight

We have a selection of new videos showing some of the wonderful and spacious holiday we have on offer on the Isle of Wight.

These self catering holiday cottages sleep 6 or more people and are located in coastal and rural location across the Isle of Wight.

The Glass House – Cowes, Isle of Wight

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The Glass House at Cowes Isle of Wight sleeps 8 people in 4 bedrooms and has wonderful views of the sea off the coast at Cowes. This is a favourite location for those wanting to watch the sailing from Cowes.

High Rising – Gurnard, Isle of Wight

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High Rising in Gurnard Isle of Wight sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms and enjoys views of the sea over the North Coast. This beautiful building is a Scandinavian design to take advantage of all the natural light.

Stanwell Farmhouse – Bembridge, Isle of Wight

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This beautiful farmhouse at Brighstone on the East of the Isle of Wight. Stanwell Farmhouse is a new self catering holiday home within a short walk of Whitecliff Bay.


Isle of Wight Walking Holiday

The Isle of Wight is a walking holiday destination with dedicated walkers and hikers returning year after year to walk the hills and coast of the Island.

There are a number of features which make the Isle of Wight especially suitable for enjoying on foot. For one, there are so many special places to see from dramatic cliffs and coast line to rolling hills topped with historic monuments and castles. Secondly, there are lots of lovely places to stop for refreshment or a pub lunch and most villages have a local shop and pub. The Isle of Wight also has a good public transport network to help you get back home at the end of a long walk.

To help you get started with enjoying the Isle of Wight on foot we have put together some simple walks with maps and a description of the route. They include walks in the West of the Isle of Wight between Freshwater and Yarmouth, Alum Bay and Freshwater Bay, Freshwater and Brook, and a loop to the coast near Shalfleet. On the East and South of the Isle of Wight there are walks and hiking trails between Shanklin and Godshill, Godshill and Sandown, Sandown and Shanklin and Shanklin and Ventnor.

Coming soon are described walks around Carisbrooke Castle, around the estuary at Cowes and across the harbour at St Helens near Bembridge and Seaview.

For a list of our walking routes and information about walking holidays on the Isle of Wight visit –